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Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) Program

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The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is Harvard Law School’s most advanced law degree, designed for aspiring legal academics who wish to pursue sustained independent study, research, and writing. S.J.D. candidates constitute a vibrant intellectual community of young scholars from around the world, most of whom will go on to pursue teaching and scholarly careers at leading universities in their home countries, the U.S., or elsewhere.

Last modified: June 30, 2015

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